Maizbon Afghan Grill, web site, 6244-K Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA, in the Landmark Plaza Shopping Center, just west of I-395, with Verizon and Shoppers Food Warehouse, Alexandria, VA, 703-914-1700 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Yelp]
One of the best Afghan places around. The food is authentic, tasty, and they have dishes which are unavailable elsewhere. The buffet is of mixed quality, so if you can go here for a full, real meal, freshly cooked (even so, some of the buffet is quite good and in reality you need only one good dish on a buffet). The Afghan risotto is especially fine. Not quite a mom and pop, they try to have the feel of a real restaurant. Recommended.